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Thursday, October 1, 2015


OTTAWA - Henry Burris ran for two touchdowns, threw for another two and completed a record-setting night with 45 completions as the Ottawa Redblacks embarrassed the Montreal Alouettes 39-17 on Thursday night.

In the most lopsided win in their two-year history, the Redblacks were led by their 40-year old quarterback, who had 43 completions after three quarters, broke the record of most completions in a game as he finished with 45.

The old record of 44 was set back in 2008 by Anthony Calvillo of the Alouettes.

His 45th completion was a 13-yard pass to Patrick Lavoie early in the fourth quarter. Burris left shortly after giving way to Danny O'Brien, but not before raking up 504 yards through the air on 53 attempts.

All this just after being named one of the three CFL Top Performers for September.

Leading 23-3 at the half, Burris threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Brad Sinopoli and then ran one in himself from a yard out in the third quarter upping that lead to 37-3

(The Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Huh? And Saskatchewan Roughriders didn't want this record setting QB last year. What's wrong with that football club? Oh yeah, their franchise doesn't follow a professional sports structure/ management model.

Anonymous said...

Amazing what Hank can do with a competent OC!

Anonymous said...

Sooo, how about that Cato that a bunch of people were crying about.

Looks pretty below average.

Anonymous said...

How long until Jim Popp also gets a new title: Former General Manager, at which time he can join his old friend Brendan Taman on the scrap heap from the 2015 season?

Although the year has been a disappointing one for the Riders and its fans - and one can only wonder if Durant would also be putting up Henry Burris type numbers - there was talk of a 6000 yard season - at least looking ahead to 2016 one thing the Riders do have are experienced starting quarterbacks, unlike the Als who don't.

And what can be said about the amazing Henry Burris!?, like a bottle of fine wine, he gets better with age and is having the time of his life. How great would it be to see his Redblacks take home the Cup?

If I was O'Day I would be talking to Popp while he is still around to see if a deal can be made, perhaps to get Bear Woods to link up with Jeff Knox in 2016. The Als are an aging team that may be desperate to make deals.

And with all due respect to Jerome Messam, it seems that Brad Sinopoli is well on his way to win CFL's top Canadian for 2015.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, Burris has the best receiving corps in the league. And a heck of an o line. We will see what happens come playoff time. Still good for Ottawa. They deserve a winning, playoff bound team which they will be pending a monumental collapse.

Anonymous said...

Ottawa can thank the other 8 teams for their success this year. Expansion draft gave them a great base to start up a team. How good would Shologan and Evans look still in Rider green,

Anonymous said...

Where did anon #1 ever get the notion that the Redblacks had ever planed to trade away Henry Burris, the face of their franchise? Some people need their heads examined.

Anonymous said...

Who was the OC last year?

Best receiving group in the league. BA HA HA HA HA HA!! #calgary

Anonymous said...

Oh what a night for Rakeem the Dream Cato!!!

Anonymous said...

I only hope there are two QBs still standing Grey Cup time.